Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday he has not changed his stance on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s oil sands to refineries in the United States.
The presumptive Republican nominee was responding to a question on a segment on “Face the Nation” when host John Dickerson asked, “Do you believe that the Keystone pipeline will ever get built?”
Trump, a longtime opponent of the pipeline, said, “I don’t believe that it will.”
“I’ve never been against it,” Trump said.
“I have never been for it.”
“In terms of where I stand, I don’t think it’s ever going to get built.
It’s never going to be built.
I don, for the most part, like the fact that the government is so incompetent, that it’s not even doing its job.”
Trump also dismissed suggestions that the pipeline could damage the environment by shipping tar sands crude oil to refiners in Texas.
“It’s never gonna happen,” he said.